5 – 29 November 2015
about the exhibition
“I love old maps, travel, boats and flying. I wanted to make work that captured the beauty, spirit and idiosyncrasies of these things. When making an exhibition I have always felt drawn to creating work that is different to what I have done before. That is particularly so in ‘Far and Near’ – clay, photopolymer prints and larger sized watercolours are all relatively new to me. It delighted me to see the way the imagery began to weave itself across and through the different mediums and pieces. This is exactly what I had hoped for. Unlike when I drawcartoons, I tried to relinquish control as much as possible for this exhibition and let the works themselves decide where they wanted to go. That’s how the owls snuck in.”
Judy Horacek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours, majoring in Fine Arts and English Literature from Melbourne University in 1985. In 2005, she continued her studies with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual), majoring in Printmedia and Drawing from the Australian National University. Since 1988, Judy has worked as a freelance cartoonist, being published in books and journals and with regular spots in several newspapers including the Canberra Times, The Australian and The Age. Seven collections of her cartoons have been published including ‘I am Woman Hear me Draw’. Judy has also illustrated and authored several children’s picture books including ‘Yellow is my colour star’ and ‘These are My Hands/These are My Feet’ as well as collaborating with Mem Fox on ‘Where is the Green Sheep’, ‘Good Night Sleep Tight’ and just published ‘This & That’. Judy has participated in over forty solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia. This is Judy’s first solo exhibition with Beaver Galleries.